Death And Taxes: How To Get Around Both…. Legally

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No one likes to think about wills or estates, but when the time comes wouldn’t you much rather know that you made your wishes known instead of leaving crucial decisions to the courts or to family members who might misunderstand?

Wills provide you with a voice to express your wishes after you are gone. Wills give you the ability to control how property is distributed among your loved ones, spouse, children, or anyone else. Wills are crucial in determining who will raise your children in the event of your untimely death. 

No single will or estate plan can anticipate every scenario, so it’s vitally important that they are updated regularly to reflect any changes in your relationship status, number of children, philanthropic interests, and healthcare needs.

Reid Law Firm can advise you during every step of estate planning to ensure that you have the best means available of carrying out your wishes and protecting your assets while minimizing taxes.

Typical estate planning services offered by Reid Law Firm include:

  • Estate planning and administration
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorships
  • Guardianships
  • Living wills and trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Durable powers of attorney

If you'd like to schedule a time to talk, please contact the Reid Law Firm today at 205-913-7406! You can also text us at (205) 913-7406 for a quick answer to any legal question. Chris Reid can be reached by email at All communication to the Reid Law Firm is protected by attorney client privilege, so any information submitted will be held in confidence. Initial consultations are always free. For a complete list of our practice areas please visit  

Our firm practices the following areas of law: wills, trust, and estates, divorce and family, DUI and drug offenses (only first and second time offenses), and car accident cases. We also handle business law, including formation of business entities and drafting contracts. Additionally, I co-host Yellowhammer News every Monday during lunch from 11-12 on 101.1 fm Birmingham (but our show is broadcast throughout most of the state).